What is The Story?


The one day conference about stories and storytelling is back for the sixth year.

What is The Story is a celebration of storyland and everyone and everything who dwell within it, whatever form they may take. Written, spoken, acted, played, whispered, projected, orchestrated – any way you can think of how to share a story, it may be here. There’s nothing about theory or selling, it’s pure storytelling for you to immerse yourself in.

Stories can make us angry or sad, happy or awed by wonder. Is it possible to feel that all in one day? Who knows – but you can find out:

When and Where:

Friday, February 20th 10am – 4pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL.

Speakers announced so far can be found here.

Early Birds tickets are sold out and Last Chance tickets are not yet on sale – but standard tickets (£65) can be booked here. £5 from each ticket sale will be donated to The Ministry of Stories.

Image: Pixabay

Poetry in motion – how favourite things aid wellbeing

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People across Kent had their favourite things included in a specially commissioned Wellbeing poem with the help of poet Dan Simpson.

For two weeks via social media, residents sent their thoughts and feelings on what aids their wellbeing to Dan, who incorporated them into verse. Whether it was enjoying luscious food like Brie and cranberries, surprise presents, or a brisk walk along the beach with a favourite pet, the suggestions were many and varied.

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Murder in the Crypt – A Creative Retreat

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We have decided that the site specific theatre event was not quite ready to run on the 4th October and have decided to postpone it.

In its place we will be running a Creative Retreat in the Bishop’s House and would like to invite writers, poets, artists and other creatives to join us. Bishopscourt is a wonderfully inspiring place offering all sorts of spaces to write, draw and collaborate. (No messy work though!)

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Byron’s Teapot

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A mad mix of the unusual and quirky is in order for the finale for this year’s festival.

It was Lady Caroline Lamb who gave Byron the lasting epitaph of Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know, and we know our line up for this final event will not disappoint.

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